The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases announced on Tuesday that they were to introduce a House Resolution highlighting the goals of today’s World Malaria Day. Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY) shared their support for today for ending malaria.
“Through the comprehensive partnership of many United States program, agencies, and organizations, our nation is playing a key role in bringing health and stability to other nations through the eradication of malaria. Witness the results we’ve helped achieve between 2000 and 2010: a 26 percent decrease in malaria mortality rates around the world; a 33 percent reduction in mortality rates in the African Region of the World Health Organization, and an estimated 1.1 million fewer deaths averted globally due to increased intervention,” said Congressman Crenshaw in a press release.
Crenshaw continued by stressing the importance of partnerships between governments and the private sector.Read More ›